The Nissan GT-R’s farewell tour in Australia will include two special editions.

The GT-R T-Spec and GT-R Nismo SV will join the Premium, Premium Luxury and Nismo variants when the 2022 range touches down in October 2021.

Fewer than 50 GT-R models in total will be arriving for the car’s final model year in Australia.

The T-Spec helps bridge the gap between the Premium variants and the Nismo, offering a range of aesthetic and performance tweaks.

Our review of the GT-R T-Spec is now live, check it out here.

It’s perhaps best distinguished by its gold forged 20-inch alloy wheels, wrapped in Dunlop SP Sport Maxx high-performance tyres.

The T-Spec also gains the carbon ceramic rotors of the Nismo models, which measure 410mm at the front and 390mm at the rear compared to the standard Brembo’s 390mm/380mm set-up.

There’s a carbon-fibre spoiler down back, while the seats, steering wheel, shifter and much of the dashboard are finished in dark green and complemented with a quilted Alcantara headliner and suede A-pillar trim.

Sitting at the top of the range is the Nismo SV, which gains a clear-coated carbon-fibre bonnet, red exterior accents, and 20-inch Rays aluminium forged wheels.

The GT-R is being withdrawn from the Australian market due to new side impact regulations.

“Due to the implementation of Australia’s unique pole side impact design rules (ADR 85), the Nissan GT-R will not be imported into the Australian market after October 31, 2021,” said a spokesperson from Nissan Australia.

Despite its age, the GT-R will continue to be offered in other markets.

“This isn’t the end of the GT-R story in Australia, but it will mark the closure of this chapter for this generation vehicle,” said Nissan Australia managing director Adam Paterson.

“And there is surely no more fitting a send-off for this performance hero than with an expanded range offering that includes not one but two thrilling special editions.”


  • 2022 Nissan GT-R Premium: $193,800
  • 2022 Nissan GT-R Premium Luxury: $199,800
  • 2022 Nissan GT-R T-Spec: $256,700
  • 2022 Nissan GT-R Nismo: $378,000
  • 2022 Nissan GT-R Nismo SV: $393,800

All prices exclude on-road costs.


The 2022 Nissan GT-R is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V6 engine producing 419kW of power at 6800rpm and 632Nm of torque at 3300rpm. Power is sent to all four wheels via a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Nismo models receive a tuned version of the twin-turbo V6 with 441kW at 6800rpm and 652Nm at 3600rpm.

Fuel Economy

The 2022 Nissan GT-R uses 11.7L/100km on the combined cycle. It requires 98RON premium unleaded fuel and has a 74L fuel tank.


The 2022 Nissan GT-R measures 1895mm wide, 1370mm tall and has a 2780mm wheelbase. The GT-R Premium is 4710mm long, while the Nismo is 4690mm long.

Servicing and Warranty

The 2022 GT-R is covered by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.


The Nissan GT-R hasn’t been tested by ANCAP or Euro NCAP, and doesn’t include any active safety technology.

As mentioned, it’s being discontinued in Australia as it doesn’t meet a new regulation, Australian Design Rule 85/00 – Pole Side Impact Performance, which comes into effect on November 1, 2021.

Standard safety equipment includes:

  • Front, front-side and curtain airbags
  • Reversing camera
  • Front and rear parking sensors

Standard Equipment

The Premium comes standard with the following equipment:

  • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Satellite navigation
  • 11-speaker Bose sound system
  • Keyless entry and start
  • 20-inch forged alloy wheels
  • Leather-accented upholstery
  • Selectable exhaust
  • Downshift rev matching
  • LED headlights, tail lights and daytime running lights
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Aluminium pedals
  • Heated front seats
  • Tyre pressure monitoring

The Premium Luxury adds:

  • Semi-aniline leather-accented seats
  • Semi-aniline leather-accented steering wheel, shifter, dashboard and door panels

The T-Spec adds:

  • Brembo carbon ceramic rotors
  • Dunlop SP Sport Maxx high-performance tyres
  • Gold alloy wheels
  • Carbon fibre rear spoiler
  • Dark green steering wheel, shifter and upholstery
  • Quilted Alcantara headliner
  • Suede A-pillar trim

Over the standard GT-R, the Nismo adds:

  • Recaro Alcantara/carbon-fibre bucket seats (without heating)
  • Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel and gauge hood
  • Carbon fibre exterior trim
  • Nismo tuned suspension

The Nismo SV adds:

  • Carbon fibre bonnet
  • 20-inch Rays aluminium forged wheels

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William Stopford

William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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